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Spoon: M.3-1996

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: Eley, William
Silversmith: Fearn, William

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Description

Large silver serving or basting spoon, with fiddle pattern stem. Deep oval bowl. Engraved with an initial, probably an 'S', at the top of the stem. Marked on the back at the top.
Marks: (1) Maker's mark WE over WF for William Eley I and William Fearn (2) Lion passant (3) leopard's head (4) date letter B (5) King's head duty mark

Notes

History note: Not known before Mrs. Muriel Elizabeth Webb, Essex

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs. Muriel Elizabeth Webb

Measurements and weight

Length: 30.4 cm
Length: 12 in
Weight: 135 g

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by Webb, M. E., Mrs

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
1817 - 1818

Components of the work

Initial

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Forging (metal forming) : Silver, forged and engraved

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script

  • Text: S
  • Location: At the top of the handle, on the front
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Initial

Inscription present: 'WE' over 'WF'

  • Location: At the top of the handle, on the back
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: lion passant

  • Location: At the top of the handle, on the back
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: leopard's head crowned

  • Location: At the top of the handle, on the back
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: b
  • Location: At the top of the handle, on the back
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

Inscription present: monarch's head

  • Location: At the top of the handle, on the back
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1996
Primary reference Number: 162286
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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